TUE 24 - 9 - 2019
In the News
Outsider leads in Tunisia presidential polls as PM lags
Agence France Presse
TUNIS: Law professor and political outsider Kais Saied was leading Tunisia’s presidential polls with just over half of the votes counted, the electoral commission said Monday, in the country’s second free presidential vote since the 2011 Arab Spring. Saied was on 18.7 percent, leading imprisoned media magnate Nabil Karoui, who was on 15.5 percent, according to the electoral commission, ISIE.

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, a presid...
STL indicts Ayyash in Hamadeh, Murr, Hawi cases
BEIRUT: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon indicted Hezbollah veteran Salim Ayyash for the assassination attempts of former ministers Marwan Hamadeh, Elias Murr and killing George Hawi.

The indictment and arrest warrant were sent to the Lebanese authorities “who have an obligation to search for, arrest and transfer the accused to the STL’s custody,” the tribunal said.

STL’s pre-trial judge determined that the cases of Hamadeh, Murr and Hawi are...
Studies & Papers
Gender Justice and The Uprisings In the Arab World
Papers from a workshop organized by the ANSD and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
By Ibtessam Al- Atiyat
This book represents analyses and testimonies presented at the Gender Equality and the Arab Uprisings conference organized by the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy (ANSD) and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, March 3 - 5, 2017. 

Scholars and activists from different Arab countries address two key questions. First: where do Arab women stand in terms of their enjoyment of their political, civil, and...
Pour reprendre en main et façonner notre avenir
By David Mathews
La traduction de « L’écologie politique » répond à une volonté d’apporter des éléments de réflexion issus d’expérimentations « politiques » citoyennes qui pourraient s’avérer pertinentes dans le contexte francophone. On observe en France un essoufflement des alternatives politiques et un désengagement des citoyens de la « chose publique ». Plus largement dans les pays...
Emad Siyam R.I.P
With great pain and sadness, we mourn the death of our friend, colleague and co-founder of the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy, Dr. Emad Siyam.

Emad, an activist and a researcher, spent years struggling for freedom, social justice and democracy in Egypt. He was arrested and sent to jail many many times in the 80s and the 90s.

In 2005 he took part in the "Kefaya" (enough) movement demonstrations opposed to Moubarak regime, and in...
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